The whole route is the best but if we had to choose these would be our top choices!
There is a bit of something for everyone on the panorama route, whether you’re into waterfalls, rolling hill landscapes or craters older than time; you’re going to find a stop that is just for you on the many roads or the Panorama Route!
If the name doesn’t scream to be seen then we don’t know what would!
It is quite the hike to get up to the top and see God’s Window but once you are there it is undeniably worth it. The sky is huge, you get to walk through a rainforest and its a pretty sweet workout! This is a popular destination so we’d suggest trying to get there on an off hour to avoid being too caught up with all the other people going up and down the stairs and trying to get the perfect selfie on God’s windowsill!
Said to be the oldest caves in the world, we got a chance to take a look around!
Fact though, they are the oldest caves! Imagine that, maybe not the biggest or the deepest but certainly the oldest! You have to climb some stairs to get to the entrance but once you do the view from the top is incredible. The tour through the caves was guided and he was so well informed, animated and exciting, making learning about the caves functions and history that much more enjoyable.
Blyde River Canyon
It really does’t matter what part of the Blyde River Canyon you go to, you’re in for a treat
Blyde River Canyon was easily one of the most beautiful places we’ve ever seen. The rolling hills and cliffs seemed to go on forever, the layers of Mother Nature were evident and the air felt clear and fresh. It is numerous spots to stop around the Canyon which was really nice because it gives you a few minutes to just sit and take in the moment. If you’re into meditating this is certainly a place to do it, the feeling was so grounding and peaceful!
These potholes must have gone forever, there was more than the eye could see and deeper than you could imagine.
This was a wonderful stumble upon, we were driving to another destination when we saw the sign and were both intrigued by the title. It was almost sunset and it couldn’t have been a better time to be at the potholes it was breathtaking as the sun continued to set! You definitely need to check this site out because photos are stunning but being there amongst the sounds of the crashing water and animals is a whole other experience.
Kruger Nation Park isn’t directly on the Panorama Route but you do need to drive along it to get there!
We loved Kruger Nation Park so much the first time that we went back for a second time. We HIGHLY recommend going to Kruger as it is a beautiful reserve and park for the animals to be safe, live an organic life and be wild! The park is massive; there is high security to maintain safety but subtle enough that the wildlife can still remain wild. You might not see the Big Five every time you go but you will always see something amazing. There are some great rest points in the park and many with great views. You will be in the car for quite some time though so pack drinks, snacks, a pair of binoculars and a great camera!
Interested in visiting Kruger National Park? Here is what we did on our weekend trip.
Our fantastic tips on planning a trip through the Panorama Route!